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THE COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT, BLOOMSBTJRG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.
0. B. Elwoll, 1 ,
J. S. BIttonT8naor.,f EdItors'
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1832
Wo issuo n supplement this week
containing tlic message of tlin l'resl
tlunl to Congress, delivered on Monday.
The Morgan mystery will remain as
great n mystery ns ever, notwithstand
ing Thurlow Weed's nllltlavit, which
wo publish to-day on thu llrst page.
Counter statements have been made to
tho effect that Morgan wa9 seen in Aus
tralia years after his nllegcd murder.
After a lap.e of fifty years these state
ments must all be taken with grains of
Governor-elect Cloveland of Now
York follows in tho footsteps of Gov
ernor elect l'attison, and has declined
a military escort on tho occasion of
his inauguration. He wants as little
ceremony as possible. Tho examplo
of theso two gentlemen is worthy of
imitation. The peoplo havo been pay
ing a good' deal of money for fuss and
feathers on State occasions, for somo
years, and tho sooner it is ended tho
better. This is the beginning of ic
form. Tho last session of a republican con
gress failed to redueo taxation. The
peoplo held an election last month and
put tho stamp of condemnation most
emphatically upon them by defeating a
majority of tho present coiigrcss. Tho
leaders have now suddenly wakened to
the fact that something must bo done,
and it is likely that internal revenue
taxes will bo abolished at tli is session
just to prevent tho new Democratic
congress from doing it. The Demo
crats are entitled to tho credit for it, all
Tho Garfield fair at Washington
has proven a failure financially. A
military company known as tho Scran
ton City Guards, attended the fair for
tho purpose of competing for prizes
amounting to three thousand dollars,
which wero offered by tho managers of
the fair, but upon their arrival they
wero informed by Major Clapp who
had tho matter in charge, that the
prizes would not be awarded, tho rea
son given being that tho fair had
proved a failure, and had no money
for prizes. Tho Scranton company
was of courso iudignaut, having gono
down at their own expense. Tho
causo of tho failure docs not appear.
Trouble has grown out of political
crookedness in tho management of the
campaign in tho Forth-Sixth senatorial
district, in which Franklin II. Agnew,
Esq., and Daniel M. Donehoo wero
candidates respectively of tho llepubli
cau and Democratic parties. The re
turns show that Agnew was elected, ho
having received 255 votes more than
Donehoo, Mr. Donehoo prefers charges
of fraud, etc., on tho part of Mr. Agnew
and liU friends, and proposes to contest
tho election. Ho claims to bo ablo to
show where certain glaring frauds wero
perpetrated in both Beaver and Wash
ington counties, ruoro particularly
among tho labor clement in Washing
ton county, which it is claimed was
procured for Agnew in a questionable
manner, and it is possible that somo
spioy development will ensue.
Tho Republican of last week con
tained an article which is intended to
afford consolation to its party for tho
great defeat throughout the country
this year. It shows by figures which
may or may not bo correct, that not
withstanding tho tidal wave of 1874
when the Democrats carried everything
by storm, it did not break up tho lie
publican party, and winds up with tho
statement that "tho Republicans elected
their President" in 1870. Tho infer
enco drawn would bo all right if tho
facts stated wero correct. It is now
admitted by all honest and intelligent
peoplo regardless of party, that Tilden
was elected President in 1870 by an
overwhelming majority, and that tho
inauguration of Hayes was a fraud up
on the American nation. Most of the
conspirators in that crimo of stealing
tho Presidency havo been retired from
public by tho people, many have como
to grief, and oven poor Hayes is re
membered by his own party with con
tempt for tho part ho acted. The Jte
publican's comparison is an unfortunate
The crop of aspirants for tho Pres
idency since tho recent elections has
beooino unusually large. Tho stimulus
of a great victory seeras to havo acted
as arificial heat does on greenhouse
Tens of thousands of honest Repub
lican voters supported Democratic- can
didates openly, as in this State, in or
der to emphasize their rebuke of thu
existing system. In plain words, they
took n Democratic- club to break the
heads of tho offensive party as a closo
corporation, after tho example ot tho
Credit Mobilier Construction Compa
Hio now Democratic House of Rep-'
resentatives will take possession of
power on tho first Monday in Decem
ber, 1833. They will find tho regular
appropriations already inado for 1883
'81. Uut thooppoitunity of 1875 will
bo repeated, and they can cut off ex
crescences which notv cost many mil
lions, without disturbing tho public ser
vice. Tho internal revenue abomination
must bo abolished. Tho tariff must bo
rovised, with just eontideration of all
interests affected by its operation. No
more money must be collected than
can be properly expended, and taxa
tion in every form mint bo adjusted to
distribute tho burdens equally. Class
legislation must be stopped. Sinecures
must bo repealed. The lobby must bo
These reforms will bo difficult to a
ohievo with a Senate controlled by two
repudiators like Mahnne and Riddle
burger, and an Administration run by
a machine. Rut if they are faithfully
pursued aud resolutely adhered to, the
opposition must finally succumb, nud
nt least n paitiul triumph will bo assured.
The present outlook is not encouraging
forritepublicau Senators in 18S.", and
tho" incumbents who seek reelection
then will bo moro careful about votes
than thoy havo hitherto been.
Tho Democrats havo a fino opening
for success at tho coming Presidential
election. Tho futuro depends entirely
upon tho oomluot of tho noxt Houso of
Representatives, nud of the Governors
and Legislatures just elected in North
ern States. If they shall prove wot thy
of confidence, tho field is clear. When
tho country shall eeo by acts, and not
by professions', that its trust has been
deserved, will bo tho timo to set up
candidates. N. Y, Sun.
Salaries vs. Ices.
Thu Lancaster Intelligencer makes a
very proper suggestion to tho several
candidates for speaker of tho house
that thoy consider tho propriety and
feasibility of reducing the oost of tho
legislative machinery. It is to bo hop
ed that those gentlemen will lay this
sound advico to Ticart. It will perhaps
not bo out of place to supplement tho
Intelligencer's suggestion with anoth
er of a similar character. Now that
thu business of making n cabinet for
Governor elect Pattison is going on tho
people who have it in hand should in
form tho prospective Attorney-General
and Secretary of tho Commonwealth
that thero will be fino opportunities for
both ol those functionaries to reform
abuses which havo obtained in the de
partments over which thoy are to pro
side. Tho Attorney-General, for in
stance, has been taking illegal foes to
tho extent of $7,000 per annum. The
net of assembly under which he has
pocketed that sum as his sharo of tho
fund produced by tho 11 vo per cent,
penalty on delinquencies to tho state, is
clearly and indisputably unconstitu
tional. Tho object of the act (if it bo
to givo tho Attorney-General tho fees
referred to) is not expressed in tho title,
as required by tho constitution. Re
sides it is only in a strained construc
tion of tho language of tho act that the
Attorney-General finds warrant for tho
ncceptauco of those fees. Tho cabinet
makers should thereforo break the news
to the Atrornoy-Geueral of their choice
that under n Democratic administration
ho will probably bo obliged to content
himself with a salary of 83,500 per
annum and his pay as a member of the
sovcral State boards. Tho Secretary of
tho Commonwealth might also as well
bo told that tho fees taken by that
officer for ufiixing his signature to cer
tain corporation papers will most likely
cease to bo his perquisite, as a Demo
cratic reform administration will see to
it that they are paid into the treasury.
As thoso fees havo averaged from
81,000 to $5,000 per annum tho Com
monwealth may bo tho gainer aud thu
secretary tho loser to just that extent.
All of which prompts us to repeat,
what has frequently been suggested in
theso columns, that State officers should
bo paid by salaries specifically fixed
and that they should not be allowed to
take for their own uso any fees or per
quisites of any sort whatever. If it bo
possible for the legislature to fix tho
salaries of tho Attorney-General and
Secretary ot the Commonwealth before
thoso officers shall havo been sworn in
that body should not hesitate in the
premises. Such a courso on the part
of tho legislature would relievo tho new
administration from a very delicate
position and would at tho same timo
inaugurate a proper and necessary re
form in tho compensation of public
officials. Harrisbury J'atriot.
Civil Sekvice Reform Association.
203 South 4th. Stueet,
November 29th, 1882.
It is hardly
possible to exaggerate tho importance
of Civil Service Reform in this coun
try. It is essential not only to good
government, but to tho continued ox
istonco of popular sovereignty and re
Tho object of tho Civil Service
Reform Association is to secure laws
1st. That appointments to and
promotions in subordinate offices must
bo given only to thoso who havo
shown ability, honesty and general
fitness as ascertained by proper
competitive examinations and tests
open to all, and by periods of proba
tion ; and
2nd That no removal shall bo
made except for misconduct or incom
petency. Tho effect of such regulations would
1st. A rapid improvement in the
character of tho officials and of their
2nd. Fewer ofilco holders and re
3rd. And most important: Tho
purification of our entire political at
mosphero by making it impossible for
bosses or parties to uso appointments
or removals as bribes, rewards or pun
ishments, and then to turn tho power
and resources of tho nation into foun
tains of corruption for tho demoraliza
tion of tho people.
If we wish the employees of Govern
ment to bo tho servants of tho peoplo
wo must make them feel that their
positions depend solely upon their
merits and not upon tho success of a
party or tho favor of its chiefs.
This Association is aotively engaged
in tho printing and diffusion of infor
mation and arguments supporting tho
measures alluded to, ami showing
that thoy aro not mero theories but
that they have upon tham tho stamp
of tested excellence and efficacy.
The timo seems favorahlu to seouie
definite legislation on theso important
Tho public attention has been ef
fectually aroused to the fact that in
our country progress in administration
has not kept pace with excellence in
institutions, and that tho latter havo
come to bo imperilled by faults of ad
ministration which aro easily remedia
ble and which havo actually been
remedied wherever devotion to coun
try has proved stronger than adherenco
Thereforo all citizens who favor
Reform of tho Civil Service are ear
nestly invited to beooino members of
this association, because united action
aud concentration of effort tend most
promptly to support tho efforts of
patriotic legislation and accomplish tho
By order of Executivo Committee.
(Signed) J. A. IIakkis,
Illiteracy in Pennsylvania.
Tho Census Bureau lias issued n bul
letin containing tho statistics of illiter
acy as returned at tho Tenth Consus.
Tho statistics for Pennsylvania aro as
Number of population ten years of
ago nud upwards, 3,203,215; Returned
as unable to read, 140,138; as unable
to write, 228,014; Total number of
white persons ten years of age and up
wards, 3,130,501; number unnblo to
write, 200,981; Number of native
whites above ten years, 1,502,458, Un
able to write, 123,200; Number of for
elgn born whites above ton years, 574,
103: Unable to write, 80,775; Number
of colored persons above ten years, 00,
051; Unable to write, 18,033.
Tho Lancaster New Era, referring
to uorsey s letter denouncing ex-l'ost
muster General James, Attorney Gcu
crut Brewster, Colonel Bliss and their
colleagues in tho Star route prosecu
tions applies Wayno MaoYeagh's prop,
osition, that "the abuso of thieves is
about tho only decoration in our public
lifo worth winning," approvingly as an
A Bound Political l'latforni,
A JH1TKUSON HKMO0IUT1O ASSOCIATION
TO TIIK OOVEIlNOIt l'.t.KUT (' l'KNN
Robert Emory l'attison, Governor
Sut : Thu Jofferson Democratic As-
8ociation of York begs lcavo to minulu
its congratulations with tho many thou
sands wiiton come up to you Irani this
redeemed t;ommonwealtu, wlucli, in
spito of power, patronage, and money
corruptly raised and corruptly applied,
hasj chosen you to bo its chief magis
trate. Wo hail this result with
peculiar satisfaction, beoanso we recog
nize in you an uxnmplarof Jeffersoniau
Democracy. There never was and
thero nover can bo any progress toward
better political methods, except that
which springs from tho beneficent phil
osophy, first practically formulated on
this continent and crvslalized into a
system by Thomas Jefferson, tho found
er of tho Democratic party. That sys
tem is as simple nud ns plainly trim and
necessary as any law Riven to men. It
consists of a few principles, which, ever
being observed, secure the public well
fare, and, being disregarded, bring cer
tain disaster. Government is necessary
evil ; tno less wo havo ot it tnu better
tho further government is removed
lrom the immediate control of tho peo
pie in their primary capacity tho more
luxurious, corrupt, expcnsivo and op
pressive it becomes. Hence, homo ruio
by tho peoplo in tho States ; strict econ
omy in the administration ; a number
of officials sufiicient to transact tho
public business, and no moro ; not a
dollar taxed from tho pockets of the
people, except it bo absolutely and im
mediately required for tho public ser
vice ; no class legislation ; no monop
olies ; corporate power duly restricted ;
protection to nli, favors to none ; a
pure ballot box, and elections freo aliko
from Federal intimidation and Federal
corruption. This is tho creed of tho
Democracy to day, as it was when Jef
ferson, Madison and Gallatin led tho
common peoplo to their first great vict
ory over tho Bourbon Federalist at tho
beginning of tho century. Thero is
really no practical difference of opinion
concerning the soundness and necessity
of theso principles, if wo would pre
serve our Republican institutions. The
peoplo havo always approved thorn, and
they havo uniformly endorsed them at
tho polls whenever their sober judg
ment was invoked and left to decide
unembarrassed by temporary issues,
such ns thoso arising out of tho civil
wnr. When the opposition has ach
ieved power, or held it, in a national
contest, it has invariably boon upon
somo false pretence; while i heir meas
ures in power have been invariably of
the same character centralization, high
taxes, subsidies, bounties, a multiplica
tion of officials, favored classes, monop
olies, rings, bosses, universal extrava
gauccancl corruption, followed by the in
evitable disaster which overtook the Fed
eralists in 1800, and has now overtak
en tho Federalist-Republicans in 18S2.
This association is formed to main
tain in its way theso principles of Mr.
Jefferson ; and it is our hopo that sim
ilar associations will be formed every
where in tho State of Pennsylvania to
discuss public questions in tho light of
fundamental truths ; to back our repre
sentatives in Congress in thu great
work of decentralization and retrench
ment upon which they will enter one
year henco ; to prepare for the final
contest in 1884, and make sure that the
fruits of victory aro not wrested from
tho peoplo by another electoral fraud ;
and to thoso ends to support your ad
ministration in the application of tho
Jeffersonian test to stato affairs, includ
ing tho reduction of expenses, the re
duction ot taxes, the dismissal of useless
officials, tho faithful execution of tho
Constitution, where it touches great cor
porations as well as whero it touches
tho individual citizen ; honest Iensla
tion in tho interest of tho people : and
tne tearless exercise ot tho pardoning
power according to iustico and law.
without reference to tho wishes of any
ring however powerful, or any man
however high in place. No body of
your tellow citizen within tho limits of
tho Commonwealth has a keener appre
ciation than wo of the high qualities
you nave displayed m the important of
fice which you havo held and elevated
in tho city of your residence, aud nono
will tako a deeper satisfaction in doing
men part iiiwaru uoiuiug up your un
spotted hands in tho great work beforo
Chauncky F. Black, President.
James A. Bi.assek, Secretary.
An Actress Shot.
On tho afternoon of tho 30th ult., at
a theatre in Cincinnati, Frank Frnyno
and company were playing "Si Slocum."
The theatre was full. All tho sitting
and standing room was taken nud the
audienco became wonderfully demon
strativo. The play had proceeded to
the end of the fourth act. Frayno
personated Si Slocum and Miss Annio
Von Behron took tho rolo of Ruth
Slocum, "Si Slocum's" wife. Just at
this point, The Villian required Si
Slocum to shoot an applo off his wifu's
head, and remarked, "it must bo with
tho backward shot." The arrange
ments wei o made, the rifle cracked and
Ruth Slocum fell to the floor, without
uttering an audible sound. Frayno
turned almost with tho flash of his gun
and rushed toward the prostrato girl,
and, swooning, tell by her side, with an
arm across hor body. The curtain
dropped, and tho niidience, who saw no
blood, heard no cry and thereforo
imagined it was a now turn in tho play,
wero not aware of tho situation. Tho
manager came to tho front and said it
was only a case of slight accidont. that
soon all would bo well, but that tho
play would end hero, with tho omission
of thu fifth act.
Behind tho scones tho girl was taken
to her room and Frayno was carried to
his. Surgical aid was called in, but in
fifteen minutes the girl was dead. She
nover uttered a word or a moan be
tween thu timu tliu was Btruck and
when life went out. Fray no's wife,
who used to do this act, is dead, and
Miss Von Bohreu has filled tho part for
two seasons. Tho ball took effect on
tho hair-line, a uouplo of inches above
tho left eye and near tho middlo of tho
forehead. Tho rifle used was a breech
loader, Stevens' make, of twenty-two
calibro. It had been in uso six years.
Just as Frayno pulled tho trigger lie
tell the eaten on tno snap, winch holds
tho barrel down at the breach, givo
way. The cartridge was blown partly
or wholly out, nud the flame of tho
powder from the breach bnrued Fray no's
shirt collar. The distnuco over which
ho Bhot was thirty feet. On tho girls
head was a hat on which tho appln was
placed. Tho bottom of the apple was
four inches above tho head. Frayno
was nrrested, and after a hearing dis
charged. Ho was cngagod to marry
thu lady lie shot.
Tho Sunbury Lead Mine Company
has discovered six veins of mineral,
ranging in thickness from eighteen to
A Monster Hurricane.
rnoi. WKioiNS l-nEDicrs Tin; (ihi-.atkbt
STOltM KVHH KNOWN IN TIIK Ills
TOUY OV OUIt OOUNTIlY.
Tho President has received a com
t.iu.ii.inf in.x Cvr... IVrtf 1VI.
ll.ltllllt.bllSII AllIll m lull UUIIIU 1,
Jib. u., aslonomer in tho Uaundiau fi
nance department, saying: "On thu 23d
of September I nnnouiiccd through tho
Canadian press, that n great storm
would occur March next, that it would
first bo felt in tho Northern Pacific
and would appear in thu Gulf of Mex
ico on tho night of tho 9th, nnd being
reflected by tho Rocky mountains,
would cross the meridian from tho
west at noon of Sunday, March 11,
1883. No vessel, whatever her di
mensions, will bo safe out of harbor,
nud none of small toliuagu can hope to
survive tho tidal wave nnd fury ot this
tempest. As thu wind will blow from
tho southeast the planetary force will
be sufficient to submerge tho lowlands
of the American coast, especially thoso
bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and
washed by the gulf stream, while the
air currents for several hundred miles
along the cast sido of tho Rocky
mountain range, owing to tho great
atmospheric pressure in thoso regions,
will spread universal destruction. The
New England Btntes will also suffer
severely from wind aud floods. No
point outsido of harbor on tho whole
nrea of the Atlantic, (especially north
of the equator) will bu a placo'of safe
ty ; for this will preeminently bo tho
greatest storm that has visited this
continent since tho days of our illustri
ous first Presidont.
In viow of this ovout, therefore, I
tako great liberty of representing to
your excellency tho advisability of
ordering all Uniteil States ships into
safe harbor not later than tho 5th of
March till this storm has passed.
Alive in her Coffin.
nilEATIIINO AND MOV1KM WHEN AllOUT
TO UK TAKEN TO THE OltAVK.
A sensation occurred last Saturday
at Bellpre, W. Va. Tho day previous
Sarah Druse died suddenly from dropsy
of tho heart. A fow minutes beforo
her death sho had prepared dinner for
tho family and while cmrarred in tho
dining room immediately after dinner
dropped lifeless to tho floor. Tho
body received tho usual preparation
and was placed in a coffin. During
the evening friends of tho family wero
present and remained during tho night
with tho corpse. Monday as the
last sad rites were about to bo perform
ed, the corpse began to breathe and
move very perceptibly, turtiine on its
side. Tho pulse was found to bo good
aim strong. At tno lirst sight of re
newed lifo every ono was dumbfound
ed. Women screamed nnd tho men
stood stiff with fright, looking at the
ghastly spectacle. As soon as tho
family aud Iriends recovered from the
fright medical aid was summoned.
Owing probably to delay in obtaining
physicians, Mrs. Druse, after an hour,
became motionless again, but still at
times showed somo slight signs of life.
Tho medical fraternity is greatly puz
zled over the case and tho body will bo
held until Monday. Tho results are
Matched with great interest by every
WHOLESALE OIUVE ItOBIlKItY IN A 1'HILA
Piin.ADELi'iiiA, December 5. Frank
McNamec, "Dutch" Pillet and Levi
Chew, tho latter a colored man, wero
arrested last night while driving a
waon containing five dead bodies to
the Jefferson college. The bodiea had
been stolen from tho Lebanon ceme
tery in tho lower part of the city. Tho
prisoners aro professional "resurrec
tionists" and their operations havo been
carried on for a long time. Two moro
arrests were mado this morning when
a detectivo visited tho cemetery ground
and arrested Robert Chow its super
intendent and Andrew Mullen. The
prisoners were Ui'ih afternoon held in
85,000 each for a further hearing on
Friday next. The arrests were mado
by 1'ress reporters.
After tho hearing the crowd of
colored people mado a rush for tho
prisoners with evident intentions of
lynching them, and a number of police
men wero sent for to protect them.
They wero locked up at Central Sta
tion. Statistics of American Agriculture.
Georgo B. Loring, Commissioner of
Agriculture, has submitted his annual
report to tho President. Two nnd a
half million packages of seed havo
boon distributed and two hundred and
sixty thousand copies of special reports
printed by the department. The stat
istical division estimates tho following
as tha yield of 1882; Corn, 1, 635,000,
000 bushels; wheat, 410,000, 000 bush
els ; oats 470,000,000 bushels ; bailey,
45,000,000 bushels ; rve, 20,000,000
buckwheat, 12,000,000 bushels.
Allontown has electric lights.
Tho Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr.
Tait, died on the 3rd inst.
Tho Democratic Stato Committeo
will meet at Harrisburg for organiza
tion ou the third Monday of January
under the rules adopted by tho last
demooratio stato convention.
Governor-elect Waller, of Connecti
cut, has just received from admiring
friends a small edition of tho "Demo
cratic rooster," in gold, with diamond
eyes, to bo worn as a scarf-pin.
Tho blast furnaces in tho Shenaneo
Valley aro greatly inconvenienced by
reason of tho difficulty in getting coke.
Inefficient transportation facilities is
Judeo Cummin of Lvcomini? coun-
ty has refused to call another judge to
try the case of tho ex-county commis
sioners of that county. A chango of
venue was asked for, but tho petition
Copper mines aro being operated
with some bucccss in tho South Moun
tain region of Adams and Cumberland
counties. Several companies have al
ready been formed to develop tho min
eral. Since tho railroad has gono through
tho heart of Forest county tho army of
winter hunters has been greatly in
creased. It is said that thoru aro over
soven hundred deer hunters roaming
through tho wilda of Forest county.
Tho following are tho amounts al
lowed by tho Garfield Board of Audit
to tho physioians for services rendered
during the sickness of tho lato Presi
dent ; Dr. D.W, Bliss, $0,500 : Dr. D.
Hayes Agnew, $5,000 ; Dr. Frank H.
Hamilton, $5,000; Dr. Robert Roy
burn, $4,000; Dr. Silas A. Boynton'
8 1,000 ; Dr. Susan A, Edsou, $3,000.
Tho trial of Arab! Pasha has con
cluded, and ho was sentenced to death,
but tho Khedive commuted it to exilo
for lifo. If ho ever returns to Egypt
tno doatli penalty will be inlliclcd.
Clayton MoMichacl of Philadelphia
has been appointed Marshal of thu
District of Columbia In place of Ilonry,
Tho deepest coal mine in Atncrioi is
tho Pottsville, in Pennsylvania. Tho
shaft is 1,570 foot deep. From its bot
tom, almost n third' of n mllu down,
200 cars, holding four tons enuli, are
The regular December term of court
opened on Monday morning at 10 o'clock,
all thu judges on the bench.
Upon motion ordered that a mluuto ot
thu death of Warren J. Huckalcw, a mem
ber of the liar, be placed upon the rcconU
of the court, also proceedings of the bar
Paul Kltngvr, summoned as grand juror
discharged as a juror nnd lined $20.00 for
appearing before the court Intoxicated.
Order to vlowcrs of proposed road In
Ccntro township near Iiovl Fester's con
tinned. Hubert Howell, committed for fornlca-
tion and bastardy, discharged under the
In the estate of Michael Lemon deceased
report of salo of real estate by executor,
In the estate of Geo. Gltton, deceased,
report of sale ot real estate by ndinluisttii
tor, confirmed nisi.
In tho estate of B. Yocum deceased, re
port of salo of real estate by administra
tor, confirmed nisi.
Heport of viewers in favor of n road In
Madison township, near J. A. Funston's
confirmed nl si.
Itcport of viewers in favor of a road in
Franklin township near A. Lohrman's con
firmed nl si.
In the estate of John Kline, deceased.
auditor's report to maku distribution ot
balance in administrator's hands, confirm
ed nl si.
In tho estate of Annie K. Kesslcr de-
ceased, report of salo of real estate by the
administrator, confirmed nl si.
In the cstalo of Michael Grover deceased,
auditor's report making distribution of
funds arising out of estate, confirmed nl
In the estate of Augustus Mason de
ceased, auditor's report making distribu
tion of balance in tho lunula of administra
tor, confirmed ni si.
In the estate of John McMcynolds, re
port of auditor making distribution of
balance in executor's hands, continued ni
In thu estate of Catharine Lazarus, de
ceased, auditor's report making distribu
tion of balance in executor's hands, con
firmed nl si.
In the estate of Wm. Lazarus, deceased,
auditor's report distributing balance in ad
ministrator's hands, confirmed nl si.
Estate of Sarah Pegg, auditor's report
distributing balance in executor's hands,
confirmed nl si.
Estate of Samuel Rhone, deceased, re-
port of auditor distributing balance in
hands of administrator, continued nl si.
Assignment of A. W. Dickson for bene
fit of creditors. Appraisers appointed.
Heport of viewers against road in Briar-
creek, township near E. W. Hughes', con
firmed nl si.
Itcport in favor of road in Franklin
township near Iteeder's barn, confirmed nl
Itcport of viewers for bridge in Bearer
township, confirmed nl si.
Heport of viewers in favor of road in
StKjurloaf township near J. W. Dilts, con
firmed nl si.
Estate of Jacob S. Hess, report of sale
of reul estate by administrator, confirmed
J. H. Stoker, report of sale of real estate,
by administrator, confirmed ni si.
Estate of Elmer A. Eves, a minor, return
of private sale of real estate, confirmed ni
Estate of David Demott, report of sale of
real estate by administrators confirmed ni
Estate of James Heller, deceased, re
port of sale of real estate by administrator,
Estuto of S. Bowman Op-dyke, privuto
sale of reul estate, continued ni si.
Estate of Margaret O. Aikman, deceased,
auditor's report distributing balance in ad
ministrator's hands, confirmed nl si.
Estate of David Lee, deceased, auditor's
report making distribution of balance in
administrator's hands, confirmed nl si.
Estate of Benjumin Bahmc, deceased,
report of auditor distributing funds in
hands of administrator, confirmed nl si.
Estate of Adam Gable, deceased, audi
tor's report making distribution of funds
in administrator's hands, confirmed ni si.
Estate of Martin Lunger, specific per
formance of contract. Decree by court
thut deed be made.
Estato of Joseph Hclwlg, deceased,,
imprest awarded under proceedings in
partition of real estato of decedent.
Estate of Elizaboth Kelchncr, deceased,
return of inquest in proceedings in par
tition, confirmed nl si.
Estato of Jacob Baker, deceased, return
of inquest in proceedings in partition
confirmed ni si.
Estato of Theresa Bailor, deceased, re
turn of inquest in proceedings in partition
confirmed ni si.
Estato of George A. Bowman, salo order
ed of reai estate.
Estato of Jrscph Snyder, deceased, re-
port of sale of real estate by administrator
confirmed nl si.
EstaW of A. Hunslngcr deceased, order
of sale of real estate continued.
A true bill found by grand Jury in caso
of commonwealth vs David Hollingshead,
charged with Illegal fishing.
Estate of Samuel II. Hutchcson, de
ceased, report of sale of real estato by ad
ministrator, confirmed ni si.
Paul Kllnger allowed pay for his day a
grand juror, and lino remitted.
Caso of Commonwealth vs W. S. Crevc-
ling, indicted for fornication and bastardy
called. Verdict of guilty returned.
Petition for review of road in Franklin
township near Joint Artley's. Hevlewers
Commonwealth vs. George Snyder, a
true bill fouud to which defendant pleaded
guilty. Charge, larceny.
Caso of Commonwealth vs Sheridan
Miller, n true bill charglug larceny found.
Defendant pleaded guilty,
Commonwealth vs Henrietta Buck, n
true bill charging larceny found, to which
pica of guilty was entered.
Estate of Canlleld Harrison, report of
auditor distributing balance In hands of
administrator, confirmed nl si.
Commonwealth vs Win. H, Abbott ct. al.
order of court continuing fouuer finding
and severally overruling exceptions.
Judgment for plaintiff.
Commonwealth vs Alfred Breseh, ltec-
ognizunco forfeited to bo respited on up-
peurunco of defendant.
Bloom Poor District vs Central Poor
District of Luzerne county. Utile to show
cause ordered i that directors of Central
Poor District pay thu bill set forth against
It in petition within twenty days after
This powder never varies. A nwvel ofpurttv
strength and wholesomonesi. Moro economical
thuntbo ordinary k'nos. and Cannot bo Bold In
competition wltu tho multltudo of low test, Bhort
weight, atumor phosphate powders. Sold only
id cam. uovAb uakinu i-owdhk co , lira vt an-si.,
N. Y. nugll-t V.
One quarter in the store is
peculiarly a Holiday quarter,
;i gift quarter; a place where
just a little use is made the
vehicle for a great deal of
luxury. It is lull now; full
of wonders; full of pretty
things; full of silly things;
full of surprises; full of what
nobody expects; full of what
everybody expects; full, as it
has boen l'uil near Christmas
Beginning at the very cen
tre of the store, next north
are two counters, one of
them very large, and one
half as large, filled to over
flowing with perfumeries and
other toilet articles and
implements. We positively
must not begin to mention
names, nor even classes.
The only way to get away
from these miraculou:; things
is to break away,
Next northwest i , a col
lection of small things that
people used to luxury will
recognize under t!.e name
small leather articles. About
the biggest thing tlv re is a
portfolio or writing-case.
Pocketbooks arc the com
monest. -But such pocket
books ! Oh, yes you can
get good substantial pocket
books there, with not a cent
of extravagance in th'-m ;
but naturally we arc thinking
of the brighter ones. Leather
isn't fine enough. Thoy must
enamel it, paint it, deck it
out v.i:h silk and shining :;il-;
ver and gold. Every year
people get worse and worse.
Every year they must have
stranger and stranger Lungs.
Silk, plush, velvet and fur
bags are there, with all their
pretty and handy ami cun
ning fastenings. But we
must hurry on.
Next northwest are writing-papers.
for a treatise. We're not
going to stop. But anybody
who passes that white-looking
island of trade in the sea
of people, without finding
out what lVana;uiciT IL.t
means, in or out of He i ('
time, is a loser. Wl.a'. :
glory has a page of puro
Photograph albums aro
next on northwest ; and hero
the circle widens. 1 ; a i
that long row photograph
albums ? Is it possible- that
so many people didn't buy
albums last year, when wo
brought over a ship-load
almost? There's a new i.jt
of people this year, may Le.
At ljast the photographers
haven't gone out of btiLinss.
At this end are velvet
iVames ; yonder are boxes
of hather and plush. You
can pay Go for a box that a
totu h will spoil. Don't sup
po..j that the things put out
to slV'W, even under glass,
.are tlij line ones. Whisper
to the saleswoman that your
pocket i; full of money, and
taut ym ure aching to et
j: 1 ai i'.
. rass and bionrc! O'i,
seo tlvj mob i f brasses and
bronzes. Open your dic
tionary. The lu'ht word you
come i.) ha i its image there.
Vi poa'.aroiu things ! I lave
).-. r wit", about you. An
artist studied out -every
ono '1 lie artibt i i :t wagtoo ;
for jokes abound ;v little
touches of humor and broad
farces. So there is pathos;
and bounty everywhere. But
shall we presume to dis
course of ten thousand things
in a shop, each of which was
born of Art?
J.'ortli from i-uutie, i.ll rlio way to tho oulcr
Everything in Dry Goods,
Wearing Apparel, and
ments sent by mail, express
or freight, according to. circumstances-subject
and refund of money if not
satisfactory. Catalogue, with
details, mailed on applica
tion. John Wanamakek.
CliMtiiul. Tliliticiillimi.l Market Urctts nnd
tlly-liall- 'juare, I'hlladdj.hla,
Twenty business days intervene between these two holidays,
and wc propose to make them, if-possible, the greatest days
of all the year for Oak Hall sales. We are thoroughly
prepared with Overcoats and Suits for Men of all sizes and
Boys of all ages. All that remains is for the people that
trade in Philadelphia to believe what we say and come for
Prices are Extremely Low.
Our goods have been well bought, and most of them cannot
be replaced at cost prices. Costs, however, have nothing
to do with our selling prices. Prices are made in Oak
Hall solely with reference to the cost of reproducing the
goods. If we make, it is well, if we lose it is bad; but
make or lose, the buyer has the least possible price.
The stock contains, made and making, over 10,000 Over
coats; over 200 lines of men's and young men's suits; over
1 6o lines of suits for large and small boys. The value of
this stock was, thirty days since, over
One Million Dollars.
It is less now, but still very big, and big enough for all who
will come. Fresh goods put in stock daily.
A special bargain now on our counters is our
$12.00 Fancy-back Cassimcre Overcoat,
which, however, is only one among a great host of interest
Wanamaker & Brown,
Oak Hall, 6th 6c Market Streets,
Wyomiug Seminary & Commercial College,
Repaired nnd newly furnished. Attendance, present term, S5 per cent larger than
one year ngo. Full corps of teachers.
WINTER TERM BEGINS DECEMBER 1, 1882.
For circulars, address Rev. L. L. SPRAGUE, A. M. Principal.
Not. imit 1
SPECIFIC PEUFOKMANCE OF CON
K3TATK OK CATIU1UNK It, 1UHN1UHT, DECEiSBD.
COI.UUUIA COUNTV 83 !
Tlio Commonwealth of
nelcesot Oattiarluo It. uarnhartTato ot Madison
Simon Itelchard, residing la Homlock township.
Columbia county, Ellas Itelonard, residing In
Iowa, place unknown, John Untenant, rosldlnS in
Chtlllsiu iquo township, Northumberlaid couuty.
Ellon, IntermarrloJ with Andrew lioasl) ot Hem.
lock township, Harriet. Ilntermarrlod with
f . , .... I. 4.U6V.-I.1" liUUIUr. IQUnDOYO
boln,' tho children ot Samuel Ilolchard, deceaied.
Cyrus Itelchard, rosldlni; In Madison townshlD
NjlvoRtpr llelclurd, rostillncr In Chllllsnuaquo
townshlo, Northumberland county, Jonas llolch
nrd rosldtiiKtn Northumberland county, Abraham
Itelchard residing at lierwlck, Hirah wirootliea.
lamln Delterlck residing In .Madison township,
Mary wiru ot residence uni
known, Clarissa Itelchard reading In Madlion
tiwnsulp.and HiraU Jane Itelchard residlni in
tiiMlmi mwnfihln ll.n IMIim u-.i...... .. T
. . . . ... ...wu nullum u umiuur
child ot Hiram itelchml, deceased, sjld Hiram
uci.uiu vuiut u utuvu'seu uepuow 01 uio said
t'atharloo It n iruhart, decuasod, having William
.Masteller, of Madl3ou township for her euardlan
at thu Inatauco of Solomon uarnhart, adininlstral
torotcatharlno It. Uarnhart, deceased, you and
oichot you laying asldo all ouslnoss and excuses
"ii.HHi.Hiu utitwj tuuu iu uo uuu unpoar be
fore tho Orphans' Court of Columbia county, on
tho second Mondty ot December noxt at tho
Court Houso In llloomsburg. then aud there to
show causo why spoclrio pert rmanort ot contract
shall not be decreed In the estato of the said Cath
urine It. Uarnhart, deceased, for a tract ot land,
situate In Jordan township, Lycoming oiunty.
sold to the said Solomon Uarnhart. a i prasedfor
In the petition of tuld Solomon Uarnhart, admin-
ii . A tiuuuu" uaruuun, uioresaiu.
Iirii;iit 14.1 uui.
Wltnen.4 t)m nnnnrnhla William riwaii
rtontofou- said court at Moomsbv'rir. l-a.-thu
Eleventh day of November. A, 1)., 18.
WM. KltlCKIlAUM, clerk.
tl. M. tjuiUK, Deputy.
3J70A WEEK, in ftday athome oasllymado
Augusta, .Maine. march SMy
XSTATK W I.KVI WBlOlir, DICHBIP,
letters testamentary In the citato of I)i
Wright, debased, lato ot llemiock township.
Columbia com t), I'u., havo been granted by tho
ltegWer ot said couuty to Hebecca Wright and W,
J. Wright. All persons having claims against the
estate of said decedent are requested to present
them for settlement, and thoso Indebted tdo
estate to make payment to tho undersigned with,
John C, Yocum.
W.J. wiiinniv 1
Jjitw, Collection and Real Es
tato office of Wm. Chrisnian,
Properties for sale in Bloomsburg
A farm Of 100 nrpq. nmr krnnvtnmn In r.An
stato of cultivation, brick house, barn 'nearly now,
tiauiu wjuouieut uouso, une fruit, water, io.
S2OCrU40f excellent hnrl ltnnfnrln nnvi.l.n.,.
creek, a miles from oraugevllle, ay, acres being
nuuumuu, guua uuiiuwg, x wens, a oplondld
home, ho jlthy and doslnblo. Cheap.
w acres, mile from Light Street, plenty or
fruit, buildings, water, healthy location.
A lot Of 14 V. acms. 1 tntiu fm.r. inn1..i1..vn
and mlUj from Espy, good house, framo barn,
Hnn ...... nl..... . . . '
" u" 1'iciuy ui waier ror raising poultry, tlno
Und for trucking. I'rlcoiicoo.
A lino Hotel In tho towu of Kjpy, latdy repair
ed, good trade, rent moro than pays o percent,
interest. Cheap, and terms to suit puichascr.
A drlst Mill on Llttlo Flshlngcreek, 4 miles from
llloomsburg, Turblno water wheel, full water
power, dwelling house, Including so acres ot land,
paying trade. Terms easy.
Uriel; dwelling on East street, corner lot, won,
stable, pleasant location,
A framo dwelling, on a doublo corner lot, on
East street, with nno trult, lawn, stabl-, out
kitchen, grounds and buildings In best ot order.
A framo dwelling on East btreet, line fruit,
water, grounds and rebldcnco In splendid condi
tion, a neat properties on Main etroet, with stables,
good fruit, it.
A frame dwelllntr on corner nt wvsr nii rnnrfh
streets, terms easy; ono on Catharine street,
with water, plenty of fruit, stable, &o., cheap ;
"uBireei, wuu good fruit, water, stnblu
and houso ubovo the usual slroj ono on Contra
street, with all conveniences, desirable location,
chespi ooe on Seventh fctreet, terms part down
uwuvo m inmiuiy installments to suit pur
chaser, another on Bo vein h si real, with two iota
nearly new housj, price tlbso.
a ursiraoio urlck on Centre street, with stable
and all Conveniences, also ono on Main xtrnet nn a
Moat of thejo properties can bo secured by i
tng a portion down and the balance In yearly la-